In a lengthy series of tweets Wednesday night, former Michigan State and Notre Dame player Garrick Sherman lashed out at the NCAA, alleged helping a teammate circumvent a drug test, said, “every team in [the] NCAA smokes” marijuana and more.
Sherman played at Michigan State for the 2009–2010 and 2010–2011 seasons before transferring to Notre Dame, for whom he played in 2012–2013 and 2013–2014. He now plays overseas for the Georgian professional team Dinamo Tbilisi.
A 6'11 center, Sherman played in 70 games for Michigan State and 61 for Notre Dame.
At the beginning of his Twitter spree, Sherman said, “our season ended today so I may or may not have consumed some alcohol.” He continued with various pop-culture references before addressing his time at Michigan State.
“At the Final Four [Michigan State coach Tom Izzo] told me ‘not to f------’ embarrass myself in front of a crowd bigger than my home town’ after I air balled a shot.”
He then alleged helping former Michigan State guard Durrell Summers pass a drug test. Summers played for MSU from 2007 to 2011.
Sherman later returned to the anecdote about allegedly helping Summers pass the drug test, criticizing Kentucky in the process.
Sherman also switched gears during the Twitter spree to criticize the NCAA and its drug-testing policies.
Sherman engaged with followers throughout his string of tweets, at one point responding to the question of, “What else is there to do” in East Lansing, Mich., besides smoke marijuana by saying, “Exactly. What are you gonna do sit in your room be depressed and transfer like me?”
He later returned to his allegations of marijuana smoking at Michigan State, saying the NCAA would be unable to sanction the program.
Sherman than outlined how he might discuss the allegations in his tweets in a potential investigation.
Sherman also at one point turned to criticism of the NCAA for not paying players.
- Mike Fiammetta